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March Classic registration closes at noon tomorrow

GUELPH, ON (March 14, 2012) – Pre-registration for the March Classic will close at noon tomorrow, March 15th. All pre-registered attendees will be directed to a “pre-registered” table for expedited admission. Registration will be available at the door the day of the event, Monday, March 19th, but there will be a limited number of additional seats available.

“The 2012 March Classic conference is shaping up to be the largest Grain Farmers of Ontario conference to date with a record number of exhibitors and pre-registered attendees,” says Erin Fletcher, Manager of Public Affairs for Grain Farmers of Ontario.  “The speaker line-up has drawn a lot of attention and will strongly support the theme of Driving Ontario’s Grain Industry to Global Leadership”.

Speakers include John Phipps, Jim Carroll, Andrew Coyne, David Chilton, Cal Whewell, Lyndon Carlson, and entertainment by Derek Edwards. The exhibit hall will feature over 50 agricultural exhibits. For more information and to pre-register, visit www.gfo.ca/MarchClassic

Grain Farmers of Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 corn, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.

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Barry Senft, CEO - 1-800-265-0550; bsenft@gfo.ca

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